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RFEM 6 | FEM Structural Analysis Software
RFEM | Universal, Intuitive, and Powerful
First Steps with RFEM
The successful Dlubal structural analysis program RFEM is the best choice for demanding structural engineers. This 3D FEA software meets all requirements in modern civil engineering. Sophisticated input technology allows you to quickly learn to operate the program and ensures the efficient and intuitive modeling of simple and complex structures.
The successful structural analysis program RFEM 6 by Dlubal Software is the basis of a modular program family that you can customize and combine according to your individual requirements. In the main program RFEM, you can define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. Furthermore, you can create combined structures as well as model solid and contact elements.
RFEM provides you with the calculation of deformations, internal forces, stresses, support forces, and soil contact stresses. Load wizards simplify wind, snow, and other environmental influences. The add-ons integrated directly in the program allow you to easily carry out additional analyses and design checks according to various standards (for example, in reinforced concrete, steel, and timber structures).
Join our excited customers and compile your own program package that is precisely tailored to your individual needs and projects. It is possible to upgrade the program at any time.
With Dlubal Software, you always have an overview. The program provides design check formulas used in your design (including a reference to the used equation from the standard) clearly displayed. Thus, there is no “black box” calculation. You can document all input data and results in a multilingual printout report. Here you can individually adjust the scope of output.
“Great praise again, I really enjoy my structural analyses with RFEM. Your advertising slogan is actually true.”
"The spatial FEA model offered very good options to analyze and design the load-bearing behavior of a special complex structure in a verifiable way. Due to the extremely high safety requirements concerning the most famous landmark of Germany, the Brandenburg Gate, it was necessary to mount the support structure in two stages. The specific mounting situations could be modeled very well in RFEM."
- Fast modeling thanks to sophisticated input technology
- One program for all types of structures, from single-span girders to complex 3D shell structures or NURBS solids
- Fast calculation using the multiprocessor technology
- Support of national and international standards
- Quick generation of a professional-looking printout report
- Automatic generation of wind loads using the integrated CFD wind simulation (RWIND required)
- API via Webservice
- Globally recognized program with over 100,000 users
- Professional customer support provided by more than 20 support engineers
The three types of moment frames (Ordinary, Intermediate, Special) are available in the Steel Design add-on of RFEM 6. The seismic design result according to AISC 341-22 is categorized into two sections: member requirements and connection requirements.